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Downeaster to operate regular schedule through Thanksgiving Holiday period

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Travel | November 17, 2020

PORTLAND, ME -The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA), has announced that the Amtrak Downeaster will operate a regular full schedule, which currently includes four daily round-trips between Brunswick and Boston, throughout the upcoming holiday travel period including Thanksgiving Day. Enhanced safety and cleaning measures remain in place. In past years, an abridged holiday schedule was offered, but the full schedule provides more options for travelers this year and supports social distancing. Customers are encouraged to book tickets early to guarantee availability.

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SEPTA, Amtrak, PennDOT partnership results in $15.9 million federal grant to improve the Harrisburg Line between Paoli and Overbrook

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety | November 17, 2020

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), in partnership with Amtrak and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), has received $15.9 million through the FRA’s Federal-State Partnership for the State of Good Repair Grant program to improve signals on the Amtrak-owned Harrisburg line, also known as the Keystone Line.

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Amtrak and CTDOT Awarded State of Good Repair Grants to Improve Infrastructure on Two Connecticut Railroad Bridges Along the Northeast Corridor

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | November 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded two FY20 Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair grants to Amtrak and Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) to help repair and rehabilitate railroad infrastructure and other assets in the state of Connecticut as part of the ongoing Amtrak and CTDOT partnership. Totaling nearly $145 million, the two grants will lead to the replacement of the Amtrak-owned Connecticut River Bridge Replacement project, which will receive $65.2 million, and the CTDOT owned Walk Bridge replacement project will receive $79.7 million, which will eliminate slow orders, and raise the maximum speed at which trains can travel along the bridges.

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Take Amtrak to visit the City of Brotherly Love

By | News, Sales and Deals | November 16, 2020

Book a Philadelphia escape now and get 50% off your Amtrak tickets. Amtrak and VISIT PHILADELPHIA® are partnering to help travelers relax, play and reconnect now and throughout the winter months for travel to Philly at a reduced price from several cities in the Northeast including New York, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Boston and New Haven.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Welcomes Thanksgiving Travelers Onboard with New Safety Measures in Place

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Safety, Travel | November 12, 2020

ORANGE, Calif.– Amtrak Pacific Surfliner continues to deliver a new standard of travel by helping customers travel safely and comfortably this Thanksgiving. To provide more flexibility for customers and increase available seats on peak travel days, the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is offering an additional round-trip that will operate between San Diego and Los Angeles on 11/25 and 11/29.

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Capitol Corridor Implements Temporary Reservation Requirements for the Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Period

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News, Travel | November 11, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – To safely manage an expected increase in travelers on the Capitol Corridor train route around the Thanksgiving holiday, reservations will be required on trains that travel between Auburn/Sacramento and San Jose, California. Reservations are also required on connecting bus routes serving San Francisco, Reno, South Lake Tahoe, Santa Cruz, Napa, and other Northern California destinations. Capitol Corridor customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

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Amtrak San Joaquins Prepares for Thanksgiving Travelers

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | November 10, 2020

STOCKTON, Calif.– Amtrak San Joaquins continues to provide safe and reliable rail service to passengers and is taking extra steps for prepare for an expected increase in ridership around the Thanksgiving holiday. Travelers will experience enhanced safety, cleaning and physical distancing measures that have been put in place to promote public health. As part of Amtrak’s partnership with experts from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Amtrak San Joaquins has implemented a series of protocols including required face coverings, contactless amenities, disinfection, social distancing on board and in stations, and sophisticated air filtration.

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Amtrak Acela-brates 20 Years of Acela Travel with $20 Fares

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel | November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON – To commemorate 20 years of Acela service throughout the Northeast Corridor (NEC),Amtrak is Acela-celebrating by offering customers the opportunity to travel on its premium product one way in Business class for only $20 from anywhere between Boston and Washington, D.C. The sale is available for purchase from Tuesday, Nov. 10, to Thursday, Nov. 12 and is valid for travel between Nov. 16 through Dec. 17 with blackout dates during Thanksgiving week (Nov. 24, 25, and 28 through 30) and on Fridays and Sundays. Other restrictions may apply and the fare may not be available on all departures.

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Map of the routes of the Amtrak Midwest(SM) states: Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Amtrak Welcomes Midwest Thanksgiving Travelers Onboard with New Safety Measures in Place

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Travel | November 9, 2020

Amtrak continues to deliver on a new standard of travel by helping customers travel safely and comfortably throughout the Midwest this Thanksgiving. Passengers on Amtrak MidwestSM corridor and interregional trains can experience Amtrak’s newly enhanced safety and cleaning measures, with available seats added on many routes to maintain distancing.

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Amtrak Welcomes Thanksgiving Northeast Corridor Travelers Onboard with New Safety Measures in Place

By | News, Travel | November 9, 2020

NEW YORK – Amtrak continues to deliver on a new standard of travel by helping customers travel safely and comfortably on the Northeast Corridor this Thanksgiving. Travelers on the Acela (Boston – Washington, D.C.), Northeast Regional (Boston – Virginia), additional services on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), including the Keystone Service, Pennsylvanian and Empire Service, and every Amtrak train across the country can experience Amtrak’s new enhanced safety and cleaning measures.

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